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High Rollers

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tom Patrick is first on the scene when the engine of an aircraft on the ground at Los Angeles airport tears itself apart killing three men and injuring six more. And it’s not the only 737 that has problems as the death toll starts to rise.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Secrets of Life and Death

1585 - Dr John Dee and his assistant Edward Kelley attempt to find a cure for the Countess Bathory’s terrible illness...only to discover a dark secret. 2013 - Jackdaw Hammond is forced to reveal who she really is to police consultant Felix Guichard after several girls' bodies are found covered in occult symbols, and she was the last person to see them alive.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Laura Parkin

Baghdad Central

In post-invasion Baghdad, former police inspector Khafaji is seized by the Americans and pressed into unwilling service.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

Someone Else's Skin

DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake are called to a women's refuge where a man has been stabbed. What they find turns all their expectations upside down as the violence escalates.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Barcelona Shadows

In early 20th century Barcelona, Inspectors Corvo and Malsano seek the monster abducting children for the most grisly of purposes.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

Six Years

Six years ago, Natalie, the love of Jake Fisher’s life, dumped him and married another man. At her wedding, Jake promised to stay away from her, but six years later when he discovers that her husband has died, he finds that promise becomes harder and harder to keep.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

Natural Causes

A series of high-profile murders in Edinburgh need to be investigated, but DI Tony McLean is obsessed with an older death, the brutal killing of a young woman entombed in the cellar of an old house, unearthed during building works.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson

The Crocodile

Six years ago, Natalie, the love of Jake Fisher’s life, dumped him and married another man. At her wedding, Jake promised to stay away from her, but six years later when he discovers that her husband has died, he finds that promise becomes harder and harder to keep.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

Shadows of Justice

TV reporter Dan helps the police in their search for a kidnap victim and, following an unsuccessful prosecution, perpetrators of vigilante justice.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

Inspector SIngh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing

Inspector Singh from Singapore is sent to Beijing to investigate the death of the son of the First Secretary at the Singapore embassy.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Chris Roberts

Death in St. James's Park

Thomas Chaloner, spy for the Earl of Clarendon, comes across a wood cart primed to explode outside the General Letter Office. Contrary to the norm, he is not given the job to investigate it but instead is diverted to investigate poisoned birds in St James’s Park. What is afoot?

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

The King's Deception

Ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is on his way to Europe with his teenage son when he agrees to escort a young fugitive wanted in England. He is plunged into the heart of a growing international incident – and forced to attempt to solve a shocking Tudor mystery.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by John Cleal

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